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Full casting for Sunny Afternoon tour announced

Additional dates next year have also been announced for The Kinks’ musical

Andrew Gallo, Garmon Rhys, Mark Newham, and Ryan O'Donnell
Andrew Gallo, Garmon Rhys, Mark Newham, and Ryan O'Donnell

Full casting and further dates for the UK tour of Sunny Afternoon have been announced.

Ryan O’Donnell (Quadrophenia) and Mark Newnham (All Or Nothing) will play brothers Ray and Dave Davies respectively. Garmon Rhys (Doctor Faustus) will play bassist Pete Quaife and Andrew Gallo (Parade) will play drummer Mick Avory.

The jukebox musical is about the career of English rock band The Kinks, and features hit songs such as "You Really Got Me", "Waterloo Sunset" and the musicals title song "Sunny Afternoon".

The cast is completed by Jayne Ashley, Victoria Anderson, Nathanael Campbell, Marcelo Cervone, Tomm Coles, Deryn Edwards, Sophie Leigh Griffin, Sam Haywood, James Hudson, Richard Hurst, Cleo Jaeger, James Lorcan, Joseph Richardson, Robert Took, Alex Wadham, Libby Watts, Michael Warburton, Lucy Wilkerson and Lisa Wright.

It has also been announced that the tour will also visit Venue Cymru, Llandudno; Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin; Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury; Theatre Royal Norwich; Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton and Grand Opera House, Belfast in 2017.

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Sunny Afternoon will open at Manchester Opera House on 19 August 2016 and tour throughout the UK until May 2017.